Vincenzo Iavicoli, IDSA
Professor and Chair of Product Design, College for Creative Studies, Detroit
Founder and creative director of design consultancy Iavicoli-Rossi, Vincenzo Iavicoli, IDSA, has spent his career developing acclaimed products, art works and interior projects for a worldwide clientele. Throughout his career, he has worked in academia to develop teaching practices that advance industrial design education internationally.
He currently serves as department chair at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit. Prior to CCS, Iavicoli taught at Tsukuba University and Tama Art University in Japan; Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) and Polimoda in Italy; and Art Center College of Design in Switzerland and California. He also served as corporate liaison director, responsible for negotiating industry sponsorship of studio classes and managing the projects.
Iavicoli has conducted workshops, seminars and lectures in the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2012, he received IDSA's Education Award. Iavicoli holds a master of science in industrial design from Art Center College of Design and a bachelor of fine arts in industrial design from ISIA in Firenze, Italy.